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Procter & Gamble Newcastle upon Tyne Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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Pros
  • With a brilliant work life balance, the culture is all about supporting each other to win together (in 346 reviews)

  • P&G makes a serious investment in employees (in 435 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance in operations is difficult (in 296 reviews)

  • Slow decision making leading to delays (in 242 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent employer to work with"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scientist/Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Scientist/Engineer in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employee management
    career progression
    Great work life balance
    Excellent compensations
    Lots of freedom to work

    Cons

    Excessive meetings
    not a clear defined decision making pathways
    lots of approvers
    Changes in hierarchy very often
    research and development require more funds

    Advice to Management

    Improve rating systems to give more space to employees, and have more straight talks on the career progressions within organization


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Lost in a fog of self promotion"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Principal Researcher in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to lead projectsand work with other teams, groups, sites and countries.
    Some great people to work with.
    Site is located in a good area.

    Cons

    Old school hierarchical elitism from the Oxbridge PhD management.
    Don’t invest in developing employees which are treated as disposable. Like it or leave.
    Demoralizingly slow to do anything, from project initiatives to people progression.
    A career system that encourages people to be publicity machines for their own careers instead of actually doing something constructive. Powerpoint experts who have forgotten any science, engineering or technology, but that’s OK they play the visibility game and get rewarded.

    Advice to Management

    Value the staff who do good work, not the ones who spend their days shouting about it.
    Speed things up, take some risks in speed to market. The company was once great and could be again but just now it has lost its way.

  3. "Temporary Job at P&G Cobalt"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Temporary Accounts Assistant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Temporary Accounts Assistant in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Supportive staff
    -Good on site cafeteria
    -Good balance of staff friendliness without enforced friendliness
    -Good on site gym
    -Great public transport links
    -Prayer/Relaxation room available.

    Cons

    -Difficulty in getting IT account set up initially
    -Occasional lack of work to justify full seven and a half hour days
    -Was initially offered five month position, ended up only lasting six weeks

    Advice to Management

    While it takes time to prepare work for temporary staff, I would have been willing to put in more work for simple things to do even below my normal duties and pay grade.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Pathetic"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big brand to work with. Has reputation in the market. Global reach. But they exploit their staff and leave you in vulnerable situation

    Cons

    Expect you to know technology only. Core work in finance doesn't matter for ur progress. No job satisfaction. No bonus. Salary is low. HR is tactical

    Advice to Management

    Please trust ability of your hired staff especially experienced hire


  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Finance Intern in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are lots of benefits, the building is lovely and the atmosphere is friendly, there is always plenty going on

    Cons

    There does seem to be limited opportunities to move around with the job

    Advice to Management

    Provide more employees for chances to move around because we are given opportunities to study more languages etc


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Okay but can be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely great colleagues, good benefits

    Cons

    Too much politics!!! You're promised an assessment on merit but that's not what you get as opportunities are only made available to those "whose face(s) fits" and not to those who have the skills and knowledge to excel.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the politics


  7. "On the whole, a great company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - YINI in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Intern - YINI in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    lots of great benefits, seem to offer competitive salaries

    Cons

    can be difficult to progress due to a bottleneck at senior scientist to section head level

  8. "Not bad but too big"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Procter & Gamble full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Outstanding culture
    Strong values
    Genuinely look after people
    Learn how to navigate in a large corporation

    Cons

    Too big, too slow
    Too much paperwork and internal bureaucracy
    Very political
    Progression is very slow


  9. "Customer Service co-ordinator internship (Newcastle)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Coordinator in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment
    Real Responsibility
    Manage large customer relationships (Tesco, Asda ect)
    Opportunity to work closely with different teams around UK

    Cons

    No real opportunities for future employment after internship, friends on similar schemes secured graduate jobs finishing their placement.
    Need strong excel skills which were not clear when joining
    Heavily involved in supply chain, so if no interest in this area its not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Better advertising of placement, as based in Newcastle tends to lack the right representation at career fairs ect.
    Real spread of responsibility, some interns manage large customer accounts where others have far less responsibility and exposure to business.


  10. "Band 1 - Production Line Leader (P&G)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Line Leader (Band I) in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Production Line Leader (Band I) in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Procter & Gamble full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    1. Excellent people
    2. Given a large amount responsibility early in career
    3. Focus on leadership

    Cons

    1. Poor salary vs. responsibility
    2. Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Excellent leaders throughout the business. Although it's an great place to work and develop skills, salaries are low in comparison to other companies. Managers should be given more flexibility to give larger pay rises to high performers


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